Category Archives: Thoughts and Stuff

A True Tale of a Vainglorious Girl, A Hungry Boy, and a Slimy Sausage

It was gonna be good, y’all.  I knew I had found a way to entice my husband to eat not just a polite amount of squash and eggplant, but a whole, whole bunch.  Think Cajun.  Add shrimp.  And pull out … Continue reading

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An October Farmer’s Market in Texas

This past Saturday, my mom and I made it to the new Sugar Land Farmer’s Market.  Judging by the crowds, Sugar Land residents have been hungry for this.  Unfortunately, in my glee I left my camera at home, so I guess I’ll … Continue reading

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Recipe Writing, Intuitive Cooking, and a Poll

I’ve been doing some reading.  Recipe reading.  Recipe writing guidelines, to be more specific.  And I’m feeling a little rebellious.  Applying common sense to measuring ingredients, it seems,  is frowned upon.  “Dash,” “pinch,” and “handfuls” are dirty words.  Developing recipes suddenly becomes … Continue reading

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A County Fair and a Sneak Peek

This is going to be fun. Today we are going to my county fair and parade.  Living in Fort Bend county allows me to have one foot in the city and the other in the country.  The fact that the entire school district … Continue reading

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Blessed Rainy Sunday

Friday night the dragonflies were out.  Their darting and buzzing over our heads recalled to mind my mom telling me as a little girl that rain was coming whenever they came out to play.  I don’t know how much of that is true, … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pretend Farmer, and Not a Real One

I am not a farmer.  I tried to be one once, and I failed.  But that’s okay, because I found a way to be a pretend farmer.  My passion for -cide free food started small, just as small as the little … Continue reading

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